In Memoriam: Tom Wanke

NFPA News

The National Fluid Power Association is saddened to share the news that Tom Wanke, CFPE, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering, passed away June 21, 2022. “Tom’s impact on the fluid power industry will be felt for generations,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the…

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NFPA Dues Renewal Invoices Are on Their Way

Dues Renewal Time

A reminder to watch your email for the NFPA 2022-23 Membership Renewal invoices.  The Membership Renewal invoices will be emailed out mid-May. The NFPA fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, so dues renewals will be due on July 1. Keeping your company’s membership up-to-date is important for many reasons, but as we…

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NFPA Welcomes New Workforce Program Manager

NFPA News

Mary Pluta joined NFPA on September 7 as the new Workforce Program Manager. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ripon College. Mary joins NFPA following a career working for a Wisconsin state legislator. In addition to her public policy background, Mary serves as a…

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NFPA Welcomes New Economic & Statistical Services Manager

NFPA News

Sam Diedrich joined NFPA on June 22 as the new Economic & Statistical Services Manager. Sam graduated this past May from University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a major in Economics and a minor in Statistics. His areas of focus included working with data through courses such as Econometrics and Data Analysis for Business Applications,…

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NFPA Staff Attends Hydraulics Overview Course Led by MSOE

The entire NFPA staff recently attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s “Introduction to Hydraulics for Industry Professionals” led by Dr. Medhat Khalil, the Director of Professional Education & Research Development. The course was held at NFPA member GS Global Resource’s headquarters in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The one-day seminar introduced hydraulic systems from the basic concepts to…

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Putting a Wrapper Around Another Excellent Year

NFPA News

It’s been a solid growth year for the fluid power industry overall, and if you missed the 2018 NFPA Annual Report, it’s been a great year for the association as well. Thanks to member support, NFPA market information programs, many of which depend on member participation, continue to be a reliable source of predictive information:…

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Committees Enhance Connections and Drive Association

NFPA member news

As a member-driven organization, committees allow members a voice in providing direction to the association while also providing them tools for personal and professional success. Participants make connections with other fluid power professionals, learn more about the industry, and develop leadership skills in a friendly, low-pressure environment. Audit & Investment Committee – Develops audit procedures/policies,…

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NFPA Website Cleanup – Progress and Next Steps

NFPA member news

Eighteen months ago we reported the somewhat disordered state of NFPA websites and our plan to clean up the mess.  It’s been a long and occasionally painful process, but with the December 19 launch of a new NFPA.com site, we’re almost there. What’s different is that content is now organized more intuitively across our sites,…

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Committees Help Strengthen NFPA and the Member Services It Provides

NFPA Board of Directors

    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Earlier this month, the NFPA Audit and Investment Committee held a conference call to review NFPA’s annual financial audit. Good news — we passed the audit with flying colors. Special thanks go out to committee chair John Stenz of FORCE America and all the dedicated members of this committee.…

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NFPA Visits Fluid Systems Components Technology Day

Education Roadmap road to horizon

This past month I had the opportunity to visit the Fluid Systems Components division of Certified Power, in DePere, Wisconsin. Fluid Systems Components (FSC) is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products and a builder of systems in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. While I was there, FSC was holding its Power and Control – Technology Day,…

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